Saturday, October 31, 2020

Hello November


I am excited about this month!

In September I had a stroke!
I am shocked me to the core.
I was getting ready for bed after watching TV and my leg was draggy.
It was weird. My hubby was in bed already, so I just went to bed.
The next morning... my left side was not working....I was so scared and so was my hubby.
He took me to the hospital and they took me in immediately.
I got tons of tests...and I did have a stroke on my right side of the brain.
They also told me I had a grapefruit size mass in my uterus.
They believe that it caused the stroke.... plus I had diabetes.

The mass could be cancerous...but they are leaning on the side that it isn't. 
I stayed in the hospital 8 days... getting better, getting stronger...lots of meds.

The stay was tough...I had to walk using a walker and learn how to redo things.
It is so strange to not have your normal body functions!!!!
I couldn't even lift my left arm.
Plus I had a very confused roommate that kept calling for her loved ones and dogs...which were not there. A man down the hall also screamed constantly that he wanted to get out of there.  I felt like I was in a looney
I had a great view from my bed.

My husband was there every day, all day. He really helped me a ton!!!!
I was sad when he had to go home at night.

I got better and I was waiting to go to another hospital that keeps you and does therapy...but it was always full. So I worked on therapy there.  Finally the doctor let me go home and have out patient therapy.  Going home was like a dream. 

Now I can walk on my all my crafty projects and shower myself...etc....but I have surgery on 11/11 to have the mass taken out. 

Plus I am eating good....taking care of diabetes.

I want to tell you that I didn't do to the doctor for a long time. I didn't think anything was wrong and I always pushed it aside, I regret that a lot. But now...I have lots of doctors and they are saving my life!
So please don't do what I did.

Pricking my finger for blood glucose and insulin shots don't bother me, but I want to do all I can to get this under control, no more strokes and live a long life!

My daughter Selina gave me this was perfect to rest my arm on...just a little cheerful it!

I made a September phone or tablet calendar for here to download.

This calendar is perfect for your desktop.
After I got home from the hospital... I wanted to see if I could still make art.
I had fun and felt better about my situation.

I thought it was funny to make these stacking pumpkins.

This is my Grand kitty Dale. This year my daughter got a home with her boyfriend and this sweet kitty for her birthday.

He knows he is cute and poses quite a bit!Next month he is getting

I made a haunted house by using a kids doll house I got at goodwill.
I sprayed it black and dry brushed some silver over the shingles and windows.
It was so easy.
Here is how it and bright. It was $1.50.
My hubby made these great honey lemon chicken enchiladas from a new diabetic cookbook.
It was fabulous.
He used flour tortillas instead of corn. I have to watch what I eat now.
My daughter and I made a cool wreath....using our drawing of the creature, laser cutting it, painting it and using supplies from the dollar store.  It was a fun we are thinking Christmas would be fun!

I painted this watercolor recently and decided that it would make a fun cross stitch pattern.

So I did it! It is called "Witchy Poo".  It is in my etsy shop.
Design size is 5" wide x 7 5/8" using 14 count Aida. (70 wide x 108 high). This design uses 35 colors of DMC floss.
The PDF pattern includes:
- A large full color chart with symbols. This pattern is easy on the eyes.
- DMC color chart
- A usage chart with color names
- Basic cross stitch instructions sheet
- Pictures with different fabric colors

When I came home from the hospital, my daughter and sisters put up my halloween decorations.
I cried, it was so beautiful!
All my vintage goodies looking so cheerful!

The witch cracks me up...underneath her dress is an old "Joy" liquid detergent bottle. 

These are some dolls I made that I couldn't part with.
I love the creature of the black lagoon as you can tell.
This cute Pilgrim wallhanging banner is one of 30 projects in my book "Lovely little hand embroidery".

as well as this small shelf tuck....
You can also order it on C & T Publishing,  AmazonSearch PressEE Schenck,  and Checker Distributors.

Happy November!